The Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association received $70,471 from the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority this week.

The group will also receive additional funding from the Watershed Authority throughout the year, for a total of $108,418. The grant is intended to support the group’s ongoing work to implement the Assiniboine River Watershed Source Water Protection Plan and the Yorkton Area Aquifers Source Water Protection Plan.

The plans, which were released in August 2006, contain 67 key actions aimed at keeping the area’s water safe and in good supply. Of those 67 key actions, 27 have either been completed or are currently in progress.

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